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Voice powered by Lync & Office 365: The Business Benefits

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Voice. Where would we be without it? Lost, that’s where, so the technology wizards at Microsoft developed Lync to give businesses the full power of voice and all the benefits that come with it.

A white paper on CIO.com, one of Strencom’s favourite sites for all things IT, showed six real benefits of Lync Enterprise Voice and how it lowers the cost of communications.

First up, Lync can improve worker productivity and streamline business processes. A software-based UC solution, such as Lync, can be used as a platform where developers can build click-to-chat, click-to-call or click-to-video based applications.

Here comes the science… It gets a bit technical when it comes to cost savings. Basically long distance call charges are reduced due to VoIP. Line Rental charges are also reduced/eliminated due to consolidation and conversion to SIP. Conference calling charges are all but eliminated, due to integrated conferencing in Lync.

System maintenance is all but eliminated; well it is with a hosted system, and of course costs get smaller, thanks to faster upgrades and lower-cost hardware. Legacy communications systems often require system hardware to be resident and present in every location and site and that is not the case with a hosted UC solution.

Hosted Lync means IT personnel are freed up and IT staff can spent their time more productively. Moves, adds and changes evolve to a “self-service” model. Think the Tesco self-service checkout for voice activation.

With Lync voice comes better enabled mobile working; supported by wifi calls, unified messaging and mobile unified communications.

In conclusion… here’s where I start my sales pitch -:) Our Strencom hosted Lync is an easy way to gain all these advantages of voice and Unified Communications (UC), within none of the hassle. Our solution sits on top of your Office 365 to create a fully voice capable unified communications platform. It means you can harness the full power of your voice, conferencing and communications, anytime and anywhere!

Bonus points Strencom hosted Lync saves and reduces costs. You can eliminate line rental, eliminate conferencing charges by 80%, and reduce call charges.

Fast, seamless deployment Lync Enterprise Voice for Office 365 is up-and-running in hours and it integrates easily with O365 E4 and E3. It is seamlessly deployed, without business interruption.

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